Review – Creader 6001 OBD2 Scanner

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September 7, 2017 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

The Creader 6001 OBD2 Scanner extends the function of a basic OBD2 reader. It adds features for enhanced vehicle testing and the ability to record diagnostic information for later analysis and upload to your computer. The scanner also has function keys for easier feature navigation.


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Review – Creader 4001 OBD2 Scanner

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September 6, 2017 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

The Creader 4001 OBD2 Scanner is a compact, low-cost OBD2 scanner well suited for the home mechanic. It has capabilities typically found in scanners available for more than twice the price.


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BMW model to chassis code reference

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August 24, 2017 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

BMW assigns a chassis code to all models. Knowing this code is useful when purchasing parts or searching for technical information.


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When you should change the oil in your car

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August 13, 2017 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

Comparison of 7500 mile vs 15,000 mile oil change intervals

The oil change interval that your car maker recommends might not be the best for long-term engine health.



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Maintaining online privacy

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August 4, 2017 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

Photo by William Iven on Unsplash

Securing our digital privacy has become even more important now that our service providers have been given free rein to collect and sell our personal data.


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Reading wifi and internet connection speeds

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July 28, 2017 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

Deciding where to place your wireless router to eliminate dead spots in your home network can be a challenge.
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DIY – Front end creak remedy for 2006 BMW X3 (E83)

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February 13, 2015 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

Anybody can potentially repair a creaking BMW front end in minutes at no cost!

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DIY – Front control arm bushing replacement BMW Z4 (E85) or 3-series (E46)

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February 13, 2015 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

Replacing the front lower control arm bushings on a 2007 BMW Z4 (E85) or 3-series (E46) is easy, if you know this secret.

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Hidden Mazda RX8 spark plugs

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March 7, 2014 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

There actually is an easy way to access the spark plugs on a Mazda RX8! Accessing them from the top is not the answer.

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Universal and wobble joints

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February 28, 2014 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

Universal and wobble joints can save your sanity, and the skin on your knuckles, when the fastener you are trying to access is in a weird location.

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